Government pushes university English-language programmes

The state wants to see public higher education institutions in Cyprus attract more foreign students, Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou said last Wednesday, after discussing with MPs a government bill to introduce non-Greek language programmes of study in state universities, writes Evie Andreou for the Cyprus Mail.

According to the minister, the number of foreign students in Cyprus has risen from around 8,000 in 2012 to almost 30,0000 six to seven years later, the vast majority of them in private universities. “We also want public universities to contribute to and enhance this effort,” Prodromou said after attending a meeting of the House education committee.

He said the government bill on the introduction of such courses, mostly in English, in state universities has been discussed by parliament. “We hope it is approved as soon as possible because we want state universities to participate in this effort for the internationalisation of university education,” the minister said.
Full report on the Cyprus Mail site